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Poster: Jonathan Aizen Date: Oct 20, 2003 1:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: mp3's of shows in the archive

The idea is to create MP3s for every concert in the LMA, except for bands that have specifically asked for no MP3s.

Bands can always change their minds as well, and we'll go with that.

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Poster: GrooveTV Date: Oct 20, 2003 2:18am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: mp3's of shows in the archive

This is a FANTASTIC idea. As others mentioned, I hope the scripts can make solid MP3s with complete ID tags.

Look, I'm as much as a lossless audio zealot as the rest of you. I switched to DAT back in '93, realizing the bennies of clones vs. copies. And I fully understand the risk of "polluting the gene pool" when a lossy version gets converted back to WAV.

But guys, WE WON the war. The community developed standards that work. Centralized MD5 database. Consistent use of checksums.

Fact is, if a lossless copy of a show is in the Internet Archive, there is ZERO risk of that show's bits being "polluted" by MP3s circulating. Those in the know can always come back here for a clean source. Those not in the know, well, whatever. Some people don't care about lossless or slight quality degregation, and that's their choice.

I'm baffled by people who still flog the whole "no MP3 no MP3 no MP3" garbage. The war is over and lossless won. Take that energy and channel it into educating people about the reasons and methods to go lossless.

And keep on sharing the groove!

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Poster: bleblanc Date: Oct 20, 2003 2:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: mp3's of shows in the archive

Fact is, if a lossless copy of a show is in the Internet Archive, there is ZERO risk of that show's bits being "polluted" by MP3s circulating. Those in the know can always come back here for a clean source. Those not in the know, well, whatever.

Well said!

-Brad

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Poster: dgrayshn Date: Oct 20, 2003 1:28am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: mp3's of shows in the archive

full shows in mp3 format? :/